A morning roundup of news, opinion, and links from City Paper and around the District. Send tips and ideas to citydesk@washingtoncitypaper.com.

“Even in today’s environment of MPD crackdowns, the hash bazaar market continues to thrive.”

While it’s against the law to sell marijuana in D.C., it’s legal to possess small quantities of it—and that strange legal limbo has caused marijuana edible pop-ups to thrive in D.C. The Washington Post chronicles the strange, semi-visible world of marijuana markets and the vendors taking a legal gamble. It’s unclear how far the Metropolitan Police Department—which says it will not actively seek to bust the markets—or Attorney General’s office will go in prosecuting the sales.

LEADING THE MORNING NEWS:

  • Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will head to George Mason University, serving as a visiting professor. [WTOP]

  • The D.C. area lost nearly 22,000 residents to net domestic migration in 2017, researchers say. [WBJ]

  • Washington City Podcast: D.C. students stand against gun violence. [WCP]

  • Keepers at the National Zoo eagerly await the birth of the institution’s first gorilla in nine years. [Post]

  • Mark your calendars: Candidates for Ward 1’s D.C. Council seat go toe to toe this Thursday in a debate moderated by WCP’s own Andrew Giambrone and Tom Sherwood. [WCP]

  • You’re invited to a City Paper event at the LINE Hotel featuring those who remember D.C. in the days after Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. [WCP]

LOOSE LIPS LINKS, by Andrew Giambrone (tips? agiambrone@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • After recent maternity ward closures, D.C.’s east side is a maternity desert. [The Atlantic]

  • Vince Gray takes aim at MayorMuriel Bowser’s proposed budget for FY 2019. [Twitter]

  • D.C. Council could exempt … two IHOPs from property taxes for a decade? [Twitter]

  • Trayon White remains broadly popular in Ward 8 despite conspiratorial words. [WAMU]

ARTS LINKS, by Matt Cohen (tips? mcohen@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • The lengths some will go to score Hamilton tickets. [Post]

  • The Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival announces its 2018 lineup, featuring The American Songster Revue (which features local folk artist Dom Flemons), Elena & Los Fulanos, Jonny Grave, Odetta Hartman, and nearly a dozen more acts. [DC Music Download]

  • Check out photos of the Stay Amped: A Concert to End Gun Violence at The Anthem. [Washingtonian]

  • Maryland-based guitarist Dura talks about the inspiration behind a new track from his latest album, Repetition Suppression. [WCP]

YOUNG & HUNGRY LINKS, by Laura Hayes (tips? lhayes@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • Is the new Little Sesame near your office? [WCP]

  • Picture Korean barbecue in the former Kit and Ace shop in Shaw. [WCP]

  • The Pug has really upped its food game. [WCP]

  • Glen’s Garden Market is North Shaw’s latest victim. [Washingtonian]

  • What you’re eating and drinking at Nationals Park this season. [WBJ]

  • Chopt in Union Station was busted by the Department of Health. [PoPville]

HOUSING COMPLEX LINKS, by Morgan Baskin (tips? mbaskin@washingtoncitypaper.com)

  • WUSA9’s released a new podcast about the disappearance of Relisha Rudd. [WUSA9]

  • Bowser and city housing officials broke ground today at Parkway Overlook, the long-neglected apartment complex in Ward 8. [WCP]

  • How to Peep. [WCP]

  • Chipping away at the rent concessions scam. [GGW]

  • Who will benefit from a revitalized Anacostia River? [WAMU]

  • People who rent out homes or rooms in Alexandria via Airbnb will soon have to charge customers a hotel occupancy tax. [Post]

HAPPENING TODAY

  • The Anacostia Coordinating Council meets from noon to 2 p.m. today. 1901 Fort Place SE.

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